Monroe. American Legion seeks turkeys to help provide a Thanksgiving meal for needy veterans

Monroe /
| 08 Nov 2021 | 02:19

American Legion Post 488 in Monroe is again looking for the community’s involvement to help needy vets to make their own Thanksgiving dinners by donating turkeys to the organization.

“Food insecurity for our veterans continues regardless of the status of this pandemic,” said Post 488 Organizer Marty Currid, past commander. “There are men and women - who have given so much of themselves to help this nation stay safe – who don’t even have enough food in their pantries, and certainly nothing for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. If you can help by donating a turkey to help the Legion make a traditional Thanksgiving meal happen, you’d be doing a wonderful act of kindness.”

Currid said many people donate the free turkeys earned at ShopRite and most never “miss” those turkeys because they’re usually extra ones earned through shopping points at the store.

Donors can also stop by the legion hall on Lakes Road after 2 p.m. any day with their donations. The turkeys will be kept in the legion’s freezers and passed onto veterans in time for Thanksgiving.

Legion officials will deliver the turkeys the week of Nov. 21.

To learn more, call 783-3965.

- Nancy Kriz